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'''Henry''' "'''Hank'''" '''Jones Jr.''' (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable.According to Arnold Jay Smith (in "The Impeccable Hank Jones", ''Down Beat'', July 31, 1976), Jones was branded "the impeccable one" by WRVR-FM jazz historian Ed Beach. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award.[http://www.nea.gov/national/jazz/artists_tour/jones.html National Endowment for the Arts: Henry "Hank" Jones] He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award.[http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/awards/jazzwall/2003/jones.html 2003 ASCAP Jazz Living Legend Award] In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. On April 13, 2009, the University of...
Birth nameHenry Jones Jr.
Alias| birth_date = {{birth date|1918|07|31|mf=y}}
Death date{{death date and age|2010|05|16|1918|07|31|mf=yes}}
Origin| instrument = Piano
GenreBebop, jazz
OccupationMusician, bandleader, composer
Years active1944–2010
LabelVerve Records|Verve, Savoy Records|Savoy, Epic Records|Epic, Capitol Records|Capitol, Argo Records|Argo, Impulse Records|Impulse, Concord Records|Concord, Chesky Records|Chesky, Sony Records|Sony
Associated actsElla Fitzgerald, Charlie Haden, Nancy Wilson (jazz singer)|Nancy Wilson, Charlie Parker, Salena Jones, Roberta Gambarini
Website[http://www.officialhankjones.com/ Hank Jones official site]
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